David W. Peters enlisted in the Marine Corps the day after his high school graduation. After his enlistment ended, he attended theological seminary, and worked as a minister. Shortly after the invasion of Iraq in 2003, he was commissioned as a chaplain in the US Army. He served as the battalion chaplain for the 62nd Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy) at Fort Hood, Texas, 2004-2007, which included his deployment to Iraq in 2006. After Iraq he also served as a chaplain clinician in the amputee, orthopedic, neuroscience, and psychological wards at Walter Reed. His published work includes the “A Spiritual War: Crises of Faith in Combat Chaplains from Iraq and Afghanistan” in Listening on the Edge: Oral History in the Aftermath of Crisis published by Oxford University Press in 2014. In 2012 he was ordained a priest in The Episcopal Church and lives in Austin, TX.